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Gone fishin’: new use for hobby greenhouse


February 25, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Feb. 25, 2013, Wawa, Ont. — Denis Cyr of Wawa found a new use for a hobby greenhouse.

Feb. 25, 2013, Wawa, Ont. — Denis Cyr of Wawa found a new use for a hobby greenhouse.

Two years ago Cyr converted the structure into one of the more distinctive ice huts on Wawa Lake.

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“Because it’s the only greenhouse on the lake,” he quips, “everyone has an easy time finding me.”

A friend was going to throw the greenhouse out before Cyr envisioned its recreational potential.

The overhaul included a plywood door, a couple of storage bins for fishing holes, ABS pipes for skis, and a hitch engineered from scrap steel.

The greenhouse replaces a traditional ice hut Cyr used to use. “I found it too heavy.”

On the other hand, the greenhouse might be a little too light. It must be thoroughly secured in place. “One time the first year it blew quite a ways down the lake.”

The natural lighting keeps things bright.

Initially, he had to endure some good-nature ribbing, but his fellow anglers have had a change of heart.

“I’ve had five offers to purchase it,” he jokes,” but I won’t. Greenhouses are expensive.”

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Cyr’s fishing buddy is local veterinarian Carl Bowyer.


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